Bailey, Mr., Master-at-Arms on the S.S. “Titanic,” boat in charge of. R. Hichens. 1190, 1292.

Bain, James, Member of the Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee of the Board of Trade. 1912, referred to. Sir W. Howell. 22252.

BAKER, Mr., Principal Clerk of the Marine Department of the Board of Trade:

Letter of, referred to. Sir W. Howell. 22499.
Minute of a draft letter of, referred to. Sir W. Howell. 22515.

Barclay, Captain, statement of, as to composition of lifeboats' crews, correction of. H. Sanderson. 19411.

BARR, JAMES CLAYTON, Master of the Cunard S.S. “Caronia.” 12305-18.

Marconigram sent by, to S.S. “Titanic,” as to ice-report, time sent and time of reply. 12307-18.

As to message sent to S.S. “Titanic.” J. Boxhall. 15697. G. Turnbull. 16072, 16088.
Referred to. C. Lightoller. 13462.

BARRETT, FREDERICK, Leading Stoker. S.S. “Titanic.” 1834-2361.

Angle of ship when down by the head. 2046­56, 2140-2.
Boat-lists, disregarded by men. 2144-7, 2237-40.
Boat-musters at sea. 2278, 2279.
BOAT 13:

Crew. 2179-84.
Danger of swamping when lowered. 2170-4.
Equipment. 2194-8.
Filling and lowering of. 2118-67.
Number in:

Considered unsafe. 2281-5.
Estimated. 2178.

Order to lower. 2156-67.
Passengers in, class and sex. 2125-8, 2151, 2186.
Witness in charge of. 2175.


Extra, lit on Sunday. 2218-33.
Number in use, and number of revolutions. 2202-16, 2358.


Description of effect of, in stokehold. 1860­2075.
Passengers on decks and put into boats, questions re. 2256-76.
Position of Witness at time of. 1856-9.

Experience of Witness at sea. 2235.
Place and duties of Witness in ship. 1835-53.

Boilers, when found empty. 2008-12.
Clear of water, time of. 1985, 1986.

Damage done by fire in. 2296-2308, 2330-7.
Emptying of, on account of fire. 2338-42.
Water entering. 2087-107, 2249-55, 2345-7.

Effect in, of collision. 1860-99, 1926-32, 1938-2075.
Failure of electric lights. 1987-2001, 2076-86.
Fires drawn, time taken. 2018-20.
Lamps taken to. 2000-6.
Manhole plate removed by Witness. 2024-7.
Pumping operations in. 1957-70, 2033, 2108-11.
Stokers sent up from, and ordered down again. 1990, 2012-20.
Water entering into. 1901-4, 1917-25, 2038­75, 2345-7.
Watertight door (after-end) closed. 1980-6.
Witness ordered to remain in. 1970-9.


Coal bunker, position of. 2062-9.
Depth of water in. 1932-52, 2316-20.
Effect in, of casualty. 1860-99, 1932-7.
Exits from. 1946-8.
Floor-plating, height of. 1878-87.
Furnaces, number of. 2014-6.
Number of firemen working in. 1851-3.
Orders given in engine-room before collision. 1860-5.
Point at which water was making. 1875-90.
Stokehold 10, effect in, of collision. 1860-99.
Water coming into, description. 1868-2075, 2354-7.



As to boilers lit on Sunday morning. J. B. Ismay. 18399.
As to flow of water in Sections 5 and 6. E. Wilding. 20339, 20345, 20347, 20349, 20370, 20470, 20744.
As to watertight bulkhead in Section 6, quoted. E. Wilding. 20627-8.
Witness in charge of Boat 13. G. Beauchamp. 727.

Barrie, Mr., Shipowner, member of the Advisory Committee of the Board of Trade, 1909. Sir W. Howell. 22426-32.

BARTLETT, CHARLES ALFRED, Marine Superintendent (at Liverpool ) of the White Star Line. 21531-792:


for Look-outs, considered unnecessary. 21624, 21625.
Utility of, for officers. 21709-20.

Boat-badges supplied to men, value of. 21742-3.

Consistency. 21638-49.
Entered on official log. 21658, 21734-7.

Boat muster, consistency. 21650-4.

Engelhardt, placing of, on ships. 21729-32.
Lifeboats, pulling round to other side to fill, provision re. 21703-7.
Manning. 21686-703.

Certificate held by Witness. 21531.
Crow's nest, box in, reason for provision of. 21715-22.
Deck hands, number required to man lifeboats. 21686-703.
Officers, Junior, watch system, opinion re. 21749-58.
Previous experience of Witness at sea. 21535-8.
Searchlights on liners, disapproved of. 21626-8.

Charts and sailing directions supplied to, handed in. 21787-9.
Deck hands, number of. 21548-50, 21760-5, 21789-92.
Sailing department, number in, and proportion of deck hands. 21545, 21759-65.



Before the clearances, facilities for. 21551-5.
Firemen's refusal of, discussions re. 21556-90.


Dislike of, to boat drill. 21656-78, 21766-80.
Inducement offered to, to attend boat drills. 21604-78.

Lifeboats, notice on, to indicate capacity. 21590A-607.

Witness a Commander in Royal Naval Reserve. 21532.
Reference to Witness. H. Sanderson. 19147.

BEAUCHAMP, GEORGE WILLIAM, Fireman on the SS. Titanic.” 652-892.

Boat drills on liners. 802-6, 852-61.

Posting of. 687A-700.
Questions re. 864-7.

Boat stations on liners, general practice re. 800, 801.
BOAT 13:

Assistance given to. 701-5.
Crew of. 726-30, 775-84.
Disinclination of women to go in. 708-11.
Equipment. 765-72.

Difficulty in. 730-4A, 744.
Time occupied. 743A-55.

Passengers in, sex of. 708-22, 878-85.
Picked up, time of. 772B, 773.
Rowing in. 774-84, 809-24.

Previous experience of Witness at sea. 798, 828-35.

Collision, shock of, described. 661A, 662.
Events after collision. 663-75.
Fires, drawing of. 668E-71, 678-80.
Section 6, Stokehold 10:

Duty of Witness in. 656-9.
Order to stop engines. 663-6.
Water entering into. 671-3A, 681.
Watertight doors, dropping of. 667-8D.

Reference to Witness. F. Barrett. 1911, 1946, 2152.

Beaver Line, commands held in, by Witness. W. Stewart. 25245-7.

Beck. Sir Raymond, nominated by Lloyd's on the Advisory Committee of the Board of Trade, 1909. Sir W. Howell. 22423-32.


Board of Trade survey of S.S. “Titanic” at. C. Lightoller. 14615-38.
See also under Carruthers, Francis, Surveyor at Belfast

BELL, Mr., Chief Engineer on the S.S. “TITANIC”:

Calculation of, as to probable time of arrival in New York, J. B. Ismay. 18387-95, 18644-55, 19000-4. H. Sanderson. 19284a.
On extent of damage, quotation re. J. B. Ismay. 18515-8, 18679-81.

BERESFORD, LORD CHARLES, Committee of, on watertight bulkheads, 1886:

Recommendations. Sir W. Howell. 22272-5.
Referred to. H. Sanderson. 19506. Sir W. Howell. 22257.

Bermuda, ice sighted as far south as. H. Sanderson. 19295.



Considered unnecessary. G. Bartlett. 21624, 21625. F. Passow. 21877. E. Cannons. 23817.
Disapproved. G. Bartlett. 21706-22. B. Hayes. 21846-8. B. Steel. 21975. A. Young. 23454-9. Sir E. Shackleton. 25058.
At forecastle head, provision of, on some ships. J. Poingdestre. 3161-6.
Supply of, practice re. R. Lee. 2713-6. W. Wynn. 13374. J. B. Ismay. 18603-8.
Undesirability of. R. Jones. 23712, 23713.
Utility of, opinions re. J. Poingdestre. 3164-6. G. Symons. 11986-94. C. Lightoller. 14720-9. F. Fleet. 17401-8. G. Hogg. 17517-24. H. Sanderson. 19347-52.

for Officers, value of, opinions re. C. Lightoller. 13682-95, 14288-329. G. Bartlett. 21709-13.

Blair, Mr., Acting Second Officer on S.S. “Titanic,” binoculars given by, to Witness and ordered to be given up. G. Hogg. 17494-504.

Blake, Mr., reference. J. Taylor. 12164.



Appointment by, of Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee. Sir N. Hill. 24599.
Assistant Secretary:

1887, evidence of, to Select Committee of the House of Commons on Saving Life at Sea. Sir W. Howell. 22220, 22225.
Nautical advice to, by whom given. Sir A. Chalmers. 23079-81.
S.S. “Titanic” plans submitted to. F. Carruthers. 23894, 23905.

Belgian steamers under survey of. G. Apfeld. 25602-6.

Accommodation for all:

Inexpediency. H. Sanderson. 19130-6, 19171, 19487, 19553-63. Sir A. Chalmers. 22875, 22891-6, 22947-51.
Necessity of, in case of fire. Sir W. Howell. 22784-6.

Basis of scale:

Alteration proposed. W. Archer. 24257.
Explanation. Sir W. Howell. 22287-348. A. Young. 23565, 23566.

Consideration of, by Witness, Captain Clarke. 24137-50.
Examination of, prior to departure. W. Wynn. 13358-61.
Under davits, proposed increase. H. Sanderson. 19143.
Extension proposed considered practicable. A. Young. 23511-3.
Inboard, practicability, opinion re. A. Young. 23239-51.
Increase in, since 1890. Sir W. Howell. 22614-8.
Launching, difficulty in rough sea. R. Hichens. 1283-90. H. Sanderson. 19488­93.
Method of carrying boats, proposals re. A. Young. 23357.
Placing of. H. Sanderson. 19151-69.
Overhauling of, prior to departure, custom re. J. Scarrott. 501, 502.
Proper proportion of wooden boats to Engelhardts, etc., questions re. W. Archer. 24281-8.
Sufficiency of A.B.'s to man, question re. H. Sanderson. 19215-23.
Tests, proposal re. G. Bartlett.21646.
Utility of, in rough sea, opinions re. J. Moore. 9294-309. C. Lightoller. 14234-66. A. Young. 23231-51.

Boat Drills:

Bugle calls for. H.. Clarke. 24177-80.
Combination of, with Company's drill. H. Sanderson. 19247.
Conjoint, of seamen and firemen, suggestion approved. G. Bartlett. 21766-9.
Considered unsatisfactory. H. Clarke. 24166­74.
Consistency. J. Poingdestre. 3264-6. G. Bartlett. 21638-49.
Customary practice re. R. Hichens. 1310. J. Poingdestre. 3148-51. W. Lucas. 1753-60.
Desirability, questions re. C. Lightoller. 14456-64.
Entering of, on official log. G. Bartlett. 21658, 21734-7.
For firemen, improvement in attendance of. H. Clarke. 24204-11.
Inspection by officers. G. Bartlett. 21554.
Necessity for. G. Bartlett. 21563-5.
Object of. H. Sanderson. 19252.
Proper occasion for. G. Bartlett. 21674-7.
Recommendations re, Captain Clarke. 24111­7.
Time taken in. G. Bartlett. 21669-73.

Boat equipment, number to be ready furnished with. C. Lightoller. 14465, 14702-5. Sir W. Howell. 22821.
Boat Musters:

Consistency. G. Bartlett. 21650-4.
Practice re. J. Poingdestre. 3150.

Boat Stations, object of assigning. H. Sanderson. 19405-7.
Chief of, see Howell. Sir Walter J.

1909, on Manning. Sir W. Howell. 22729.

Responsibility of Witness for. W. Archer. 24369.
as to Tables of freeboard. F. Carruthers. 23912-35.

1463, as to manning of vessels. Sir A. Chalmers. 23012.

Clearing Officers, see Emigration Officers.
Consideration by, of report of the Sub-Committee on Life-saving Appliances. Sir W. Howell. 22453-65.
Constitution. Sir W. Howell. 22658.
Construction of ships under supervision of. H. Sanderson. 19499.
Control of. Sir W. Howell. 22663.
Correspondence with, as to S.S. “Titanic” bulkheads. W. Archer. 24306, 24367.
Cunard Liners, designs of, submitted to. L. Peskett. 21226-8.
Declaration of clearance from, emigrant ships unable to sail without. Sir W. Howell. 22638-46.
Departmental Committee, 1886, on Saving Life at Sea, referred to. Sir W. Howell. 22221, 22268-71.
Distress signals as dealt with by. Sir W. Howell. 22750.
District and local officers, chief qualifications. Sir W. Howell. 22673-6.
Discretionary powers of, as to efficiency of deck hands. Sir W. Howell. 22739-42.
Emigration Officers:

Boat muster on S.S. “Titanic” inspected by. W. Lucas. 1833.
Discretionary powers of, as to manning. Sir A. Chalmers. 22972-94.
Efficiency of. Sir A. Chalmers. 22908, 22909.
Fire appliances to be inspected by. Sir W. Howell. 22789-96.
Instructions to, see Instructions to Emigration Officers, below.

Engineer and ship surveyor, Belfast, see Carruthers. F.
Engineer and shipwright surveyors, competency of, for survey of hulls of passenger vessels. W. Archer. 24514.
Engineer Surveyor-in-Chief, see Boyle. A.
Experiments re form of boats under. A. Young. 23292-8.
Eye-test examinations by, rules re. C. Lightoller. 14435-50. F. Fleet. 17425-7.
Inspection of compasses, see under Compasses.

Examination of lifeboats, usual practice re. W. Wynn. 13358-61.
Presence of, at boat drills. W. Lucas. 1758-60.

“Instructions Relating to Emigrant Ships”:

Deck hands as defined in. Sir W. Howell. 22742.
as to Efficient manning. Sir W. Howell. 22547-613.
Engine-room staff in relation to horse-power, quoted.. Sir W. Howell. 22572 -89.
Proportion of seamen in crew. H. Sanderson. 19429-38.
Scale of deckhands. Sir W. Howell. 22551-70.
Reference to. Sir W. Howell. 22195-8.

Inter-Departmental discussion between, and the Post Office, as to wireless telegraphy. Sir W. Howell. 22536.
Letter from, to Principal Officers, requesting recommendations for extension of Rules as to life-saving appliances and boats, read. A. Young. 23348-56.
Manning Committee, 1894, recommendations of, as to rating of firemen, read. Sir W. Howell. 22608-14.
Manning scale of firemen on emigrant ships, extension of, proposed. A. Young. 23433-46.
Mate's certificate, form of examination. H. Stone. 8025-9.
Medical examination of seamen under. R. Lee. 2690-6.
Merchant Shipping Advisory Committees:

1886, appointment and report. Sir W. Howell. 22268-9, 22292-323.
1888, constitution. Sir W. Howell. 22279-81.
1908, recommendations of, as to testing of deckhands. Sir W. Howell. 22745-8.
1910, recommendations to, as to testing of deckhands, read. Sir W. Howell. 22743, 22748. Sir A. Chalmers. 23007-21.

Action of, as to experiments with ship's boats. A. Young. 23298.
Attention of, directed to the great increase in size of passenger steamers. Sir W. Howell. 22437-44.

Pressure brought by, on Witness to sign Report, Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21489.
See Hill, Sir Norman.

Insufficiency of boats on S.S. “Titanic” mentioned by Witness to, Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21328-37.
Letter to, with regard to extension of boat scale, etc., date of sending. Sir W. Howell. 22478-94. A. Young. 23384-7, 23393-403, 23460-71.
Manning scale recommended by, to the Board. Sir A. Chalmers. 22972.
Members co-opted by, to the Sub-Committee on Life-saving Appliances. Sir N. Hill. 24787.
Modified table by Witness as to boat scale laid before. A. Young. 23567-84.
Plans for double davits submitted by Witness to, Rt. Hon. A. M., Carlisle 21350­54.
Questions put before. Sir W. Howell. 22422. Sir A. Chalmers. 23071.
Recommendations of:

As to lifeboat accommodation as compared with actual accommodation on the S.S. “Titanic.” J. B. Ismay. 18987-91.
As to revision of boat scale in relation to bulkheads. A. Young. 23398-403.


Delay in dealing with, cause. A. Young. 23290-8.
Opinion of Witness re. A. Young. 23151-8.
Scale of boat requirements reported on, on building of the S.S. “Olympic.” Sir A. Chalmers. 22930-46.
Shipowners represented on. Sir A. Chalmers. 23077.
Signed by Witness, Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21487-93, 21501-29.

Witness's report, not submitted to. W. Archer. 24271.


Appointments to. Sir W. Howell, 22423-32.
Letter from Witness to, after disaster to S.S. “Titanic.” Sir W. Howell. 22495.
Minute of, as to watertight decks, explanation as to. W. Archer. 24391-7.

Sub-Committee of, on Life-saving Appliances:

Object of. Sir W. Howell. 22495.
See also under Hill. Sir Norman.

Sub-Committee of, on Sub-division of vessels, terms of reference. Sir W. Howell. 22247-54. Sir A. Chalmers. 22933-5.

Musters of hands, description, Captain Clarke. 24095.
Nautical staff, consideration by, of question of revision of boat scale. A. Young. 23154.
Nautical surveyors, small number of, Captain Clarke. 24225.

Designations of. Sir W. Howell. 22832-42.
Division of opinion amongst, on boat scale question. A. Young. 23573-8.
Need for increased number, Captain Clarke. 24197-203.

Offices, Southampton, eye-test certificate given at. C. Lightoller. 14447-50.
Official logs sent to, after each voyage. G. Bartlett. 21735-7.
Passenger certificates:

Issuing of, procedure. Sir W. Howell. 22804. Sir A. Chalmers. 22855-60.
Posting of, in ships. Sir A. Chalmers. 23052.
S.S. “Titanic.” H. Sanderson. 19089-92. E. Wilding. 19812-3.

Passenger declaration, officer's certificates required for. F. Carruthers. 24006-20.
Personnel. Sir W. Howell. 22657-69.
Policy. Sir A. Chalmers. 23036-8.
Powers of:

As to adoption of recommendations of committees. Sir W. Howell. 22681-708.
As to bulkheads of emigrant ships. 22693­700.
To make rules as to boats, etc., under the Act. 1888. Sir W. Howell. 22278.
To withhold certificates, questions re. Sir W. Howell. 22698-708.

Principal ship surveyor, draft amendment of rules submitted by, Jan. 1912, after experiments as to lifeboats. Sir W. Howell. 22467­74.
Professional advisor, factors considered by, with regard to rules as to life-saving appliances. Sir W. Howell. 22410.
Professional member, see Young. A.
"Regulations and suggestions as to survey" handed in. Sir W. Howell. 22717-9.
Reply of, to Report of the Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee as to testing of deckhands, read. Sir W. Howell. 22745.
Report of Sub-Committee considered by, and experiments made. Sir W. Howell. 22453-65.
Request to, to extend examination and boat drill. H. Sanderson. 19247, 19727.
Revision by, and assent to agreement and account of the crew prepared by the Registrar-General. Sir W. Howell. 22585-9.

Alteration in, procedure. Sir W. Howell. 22391.
Boat drill not provided for in. G. Bartlett. 21657-9.
As to construction of ships, questions re. H. Sanderson. 19582-8.
As to deckhands, graduation by cubic capacity of lifeboats. G. Bartlett. 21622­703.
Draft amendments submitted to, Jan. 1912. Sir W. Howell. 22467-74.
As to emergency doors and exits. A. Young. 23555-7.
For emigrant passengers, as compared with American. E. Wilding. 19818.
On emigration, compliance of S.S. “Titanic” with. H. Sanderson. 19094-9.
Engineers, scale of. Sir A. Chalmers. 23000-4.
Enforcement of, questions re. Sir W. Howell. 22767-9.
As to fire-appliances on passenger steamers. Sir W. Howell. 22793.
(Prior to 1890) boat scales under. Sir W. Howell. 22287-348, 22370.
1890, on Life-saving Appliances:

Adoption of, by advice of Committee. Sir W. Howell. 22282-6.
RULE 12:

Applications under, statistics. Sir W. Howell. 22217-9. Sir N. Hill. 24845-9.
Class of vessels complying with. Sir N. Hill. 24704-6.
Exemptions granted under. H. Sanderson. 19127-9. Sir W. Howell. 22231. Sir N. Hill. 24720
Provisions under, as to boats and rafts in addition to those under davits. Sir W. Howell. 22349-53.
Scale, basis of. Sir W. Howell. 22287­348, 22370, 22399-403.

1894, Life-saving Appliances:

Draft amendment of, submitted to the Advisory Committee, 1912. Sir W. Howell. 22467-74. A. Young. 23298.
Rule 2, as to form of boats, alterations proposed. A. Young. 23298.
Rule 5, sub-section ( d )(1902), on equipment of lifeboats. J. Scarrott. 520-43. C. Lightoller. 14490. W. Archer. 24482-9.
Rule 7, as to rafts, indication of capacity to be marked on. G. Bartlett. 21608.
Rule 12:

Classification under, Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21529. Sir W. Howell. 22336.
Compliance of “Titanic” with. Sir W. Howell. 22337.
Consideration of, by the Sub-Committee. Sir N. Hill. 24606.
Discontinuance of, advocated. W. Archer. 24246-58.
Non-compliance of commercial vessels with. Sir N. Hill. 24691-736.
Opinions re. J. Moore 9325, 9326. H. Sanderson. 19123-9. E. Wilding. 20887-900. Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21504-14, 21529. Sir W. Howell. 22354-421, 22399-403. Sir A. Chalmers. 22875-94A, 22922-4, 23055-67. Sir N. Hill. 24720.
Revision proposed, according to report of Bulkheads Committee, 1890. A. Young. 23356A, 23386.

1907, Clause 16:

Table C as to height of engine-room and stokehold bulkheads. W. Archer. 24443.
As to watertight bulkheads. Sir W. Howell. 22240-3, 22260, 22717, 22720 F. Carruthers. 23912-8.

1909, as to motor lifeboats. E. Wilding. 20561. Sir W. Howell. 22391.
1910, April, on stowage of boats, alterations referred to. Sir W. Howell. 22391.
1911, June, alterations in. Sir W. Howell. 22391.
As to manning. C. Lightoller. 14505. G. Bartlett. 21546-8. Sir W. Howell. 22547-613.
No minimum manning scale issued by, for emigrant ships. Sir W. Howell. 22547-613.
For prevention of collision at sea, 1910, Article 31, on distress signals. R. Hichens. 1199.
No standard of efficiency for deck hands. Sir W. Howell. 22730-49.
As to watertight compartments. E. Wilding. 19996-20005, 20913. L. Peskett. 21102, 21105-38. Sir W. Howell. 22539-46. Sir A. Chalmers. 23103-38.

Shipping Associations invited by, to submit names for membership of the Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee. Sir N. Hill. 24572.
Standard of strength of ships, method of arriving at. W. Archer. 24323-67.
Standard of sub-division into watertight compartments adopted by. Sir W. Howell. 22238-40.
Watertight Bulkheads Committee (Sir Edward Harland's), 1890:

Exemptions permitted by. Sir W. Howell. 22262-7. A. Young. 23386.
Members of. Sir W. Howell. 22255.
Object of proposal for appointment of. Sir N. Hill. 24646-8.
Presidency of. Sir W. Howell. 22228-37.
Recommendations of as to Height above water line. E. Wilding. 20293.

Reconsideration of, advised. Sir N. Hill. 24703-36.
Referred to. E. Wilding. 20908.

Report of:

Quoted and commented on. E. Wilding. 20419-21. Sir W. Howell. 22260-7. Sir N. Hill. 22697-736.
Requirements of, as compared with SS “Titanic” bulkheads. E. Wilding. 20958.
Standard of strength laid down in tables of freeboard in. Sir A. Chalmers. 23110-38.
Standard of watertight bulkheads laid down by, read. W. Archer. 24374-98. Sir N. Hill. 24720-3.
Watertight doors recommended by, opinion of Witness re. W. Archer. 24376-97.
On watertight doors, quoted. L. Peskett. 21128.
Referred to. E. Wilding. 20658.

Principal Examiner of Masters and Mates, see Harvey J. M.:
Principal Officers:

Boat tests, reports of. A. Young. 23298.
Glasgow, see Harris, Mr.
Liverpool, see Young. A.

Report of, on defective ships' boats. A. Young. 23298.
See also Parke.

Principal Ship Surveyor:

Boat tests suggested by. A. Young. 23298.
See also Archer. W. D.


Appointment of, authority for. Sir W. Howell. 22799-802.
Certain questions referred by, to the Marine Department. Sir W. Howell. 22721-8.
Competency of. A. Young. 23505-10.
Declarations of, practice re. Sir W. Howell. 22186-8.
Discretionary powers of, as to issue of certificates. Sir W. Howell. 22699-708.
Duties of, during building of ships. F. Carruthers. 23857-70.
Examination of ships by, for certification. H. Sanderson. 19497-9.
Increase of staff being made. A. Young. 23507-10.
Instructions to:

Authority for variations in. Sir W. Howell. 22677-92.
As to tables of freeboard. F. Carruthers. 23912-35.
As to watertight bulkheads. Sir W. Howell. 22280. F. Carruthers. 23912-8.

Insufficiency of, at Southampton M. Clarke. 24187-93.
Loading supervised by. Sir W. Howell. 22818-20.
Personnel. Sir W. Howell. 22670-6.
Qualifications of, questions re. Sir W. Howell. 22709-16.
Queenstown, see Sharpe. E.
Supervision by, of the SS “Titanic.” C. Lightoller. 14615-38. E. Wilding. 20649-52, 20872-6. Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21422-5.
Tests and examinations of, by Witness. W. Archer. 24462-78.
Of wooden ships. Sir W. Howell. 22835-6.

Tables of freeboard, strength of vessel taken into account in. Sir A. Chalmers. 23109-38. W. Archer. 24318-21.
Technical experts, responsibilities of. A. Young. 23533-45.
SS “Titanic” plans as submitted to, handed in. E. Wilding. 21019-38.
Watertight bulkhead door-drill, inspected by Witness. M. Clarke. 24175-83.
See also under Howell. Sir Walter, Assistant Secretary.


Appointments to Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee made by. Sir N. Hill. 24571, 24576.
Committees under, 1912, to consider the question of bulkheads and watertight compartments. Sir W. Howell. 22247-52.
Conferences of, with shipowners as to lifeboat accommodation to be provided in future. Sir W. Howell. 22622-5.
Question of boat accommodation brought before. Sir W. Howell. 22771-7.
Reply of, to recommendations of Advisory Committee as to boat accommodation. Sir A. Chalmers. 23073.

Statistical branch, reference to. Sir W. Howell. 22752.

Boat accommodation scale, see under Board of Trade

Boat drills, see under Board of Trade

Boat musters, see under Board of Trade


Appliances for, simplification proposed. E. Wilding. 20530-7.

Capacity in cubic feet, recommendation re. A. Young. 23271A-89.
Possible hampering of, by additional boats. Sir N. Hill. 24668.


Construction of. E. Wilding. 20563-74.
Description. A. Young. 23264-71.
Equipment. E. Wilding. 20582-9.
Launching of, difficulty re. R. Hichens. 1313.
Official recommendation of. A. Young. 23270, 23271.
Placing of, on ships. G. Bartlett. 21729-32.
Recommendations re. Sir N. Hill. 24676.

Experiments with, where and when made. A. Young. 23292-8.
Falls, releasing gear of, description. E. Wilding. 20506-28.
Form deterioration in. A. Young. 23291-8.

By cranes (proposed), opinion re. W. Archer. 24506, 24507.
Danger of, when full. H. Lowe. 16009-12.
Difficulty of. A. Young. 23192.
In rough Sea, opinion re. J. B. Ismay. 18768­72. A. Young. 23232-52.

Manning, proper number for, opinions re. A. Jewell. 286-9. R. Hichens. 1324-6. W. Lucas. 1672-82, 1740-51. J. Poingdestre. 3125-9. J. Moore. 9327-30, 9336-44, 9366. W. Wynn. 13368-73, 13382-7, 13401-6. C. Lightoller. 14255­69. H. Sanderson. 19208-23, 19399-411. G. Bartlett. 21686-703. Sir A. Chalmers. 22955­9.
Marshalling of passengers into, difficulties, re. Sir N. Hill. 24672-5.
Method of launching, question requiring consideration by experts. W. Archer. 24258.

Proper crew to man. W. Archer. 24292-4.
Opinion re. E. Wilding. 20549-62. W. Archer. 24289-94.
Recommendations re. Sir N. Hill. 24828, 24829.

Placing of, opinions re. E. Wilding. 20773, 20967, 20968.
Preparing and lowering, number required for. J. Scarrott. 623.
On rescue service, proper crew for. W. Wynn. 13382.
Sails of, suggestions for improvements. H. Lowe. 15967, 15968.
Seats numbered in. J. Poingdestre. 3266.
See also under Board of Trade.
Shifting of, from one side to the other, considerations re. Sir N. Hill. 24669-70.
Testing as to loads, officers should be informed as to. W. Archer. 24508-10.
Tonnage of. A. Young. 23193-9.
Weight of, Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21444-6.
On well deck (proposed), opinion re. A. Young. 23552.

Booth, Mr., Chairman of the Cunard Company, attendance of, at meeting of Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee, 1911, Rt. Hon. A. M. Carlisle. 21334, 21335.

BOXHALL, JOSEPH GROVE, Fourth Officer on the SS “Titanic” 15305-766.

Certificate and experience of Witness. 15306-9.
Boat 2 (Emergency):

Crew, 15429.
Cries of drowning people heard, 15469-72.
Distance of, from ship when she sank, 15465-8.
Drowning people not seen from, 15479-81.
Equipment. 15435-48.
First to be picked up by SS “Carpathia.” 15482.
Green lights put into. 15448.
Orders to on leaving ship. 15450-64.
Passengers in:

Foreign family. 15614-8.
Sex and number. 15428-32.

Rescues not attempted by. 15472-7.
Suction felt in, 15458-64.
Time of departure, 15422.
Undermanning of, causing difficulty, 15451-7.
Witness sent in charge of. 15421-3.

Evidence in America of Witness, quotation from, as to ice position on chart. 15530-4.
Iceberg causing disaster, appearance of, after collision, 15497-516.
Lights of steamer seen, description 15385-94, 15400-19.
North Atlantic chart, ice messages marked on, 15731.
Searchlights for liners, questions re, 15517-25.
SS “Titanic”:


Lamps and green lights put into. 15440-8.
Mr. Ismay seen by Witness assisting at. 15601-6.
Order to clear, 15592-9.
Order to lower, 15592-9.
Preparation of. 15384, 15385.

Chart, ice reports plotted on, 15398-30, 15526-59, 15719-27, 16989-96.

Duties of Witness in, 15539.
Ice position marked by Witness in, 16908-13.


Action of Witness at time of. 15566-90.
Course at time of, now ascertained, 15659-80.
Speed at time of (estimated), 15643-58.
Three bells heard before, 15342-8.

Course of, during watch of Witness. 15310-7.
Damage investigated, time taken, 15358-79, 15581-7.
Deck C, ice thrown on to. 15366.
Deck E, door closed after collision 15372, 15761-3.
Deck F:

Bulkheads C and D, doors open after collision, 15754-60.
No damage seen on, 15766.

Emergency boats, lamps of, questions re, 15619-22.
Firemen, muster of, after accident. 15623-5.
Ice reports received:

Charts marked by Witness as to. 15318-30.
Remembered by Witness. 16943-6.
From SS “Baltic.” 16978-85.
From SS “Californian.” 15728-34.
From SS “Caronia.” 15632-4, 15686-704, 16947-78.
From SS “La Touraine.” 15630, 15681-9.
From SS “Mesaba.” 15735-52, 16918-37.
Unknown to Witness. 16918-37, 17012-7.

Mail room, water rising in, 15374-6.
Morse signalling by Witness, to steamer, 15404-14.
Notice board in officers' quarters, ice message on, 16976-88.
Officers, roused by Witness. 15380.
Position of Witness on, 16938-42.
Positions of, worked out by Witness. 15389-91, 15490-5, 15635-80.
Proximity of, to ice, questions re, 16964-75.
Report of Witness to Captain as to effect of collision, 15367, 15377.
Rockets sent up from, 15394-400, 15434.
Settling down of. 15460-2.
Sinking, estimated time of. 15422.
Stellar observations taken by Witness, time of. 15337, 15545-54, 15626-8.
Watches of Witness on day of accident. 15534, 15555-63.
Weather conditions on night of accident. 15338-40.


Certificate held by. G. Bartlett.21636.
Distress signals sent up by. C. Lightoller. 14159.
In emergency Boat 2. J. Johnson. 3473-5, 3480.
Evidence of, given in America, referred to. J. Johnson. 3687.
As to ice reports marked on chart by. H. Pitman. 15120-4.
Information brought by:

As to height of rising water in ship. C. Lightoller. 14675-7.
As to mail room being afloat. H. Pitman. 14948-50.

Inspection by, of boats. H. Lowe. 15776.
Inventory taken by, as to lifeboat equipment. H. Pitman. 15295.
Period of service in White Star Line. G. Bartlett. 21634.
Position of, at time of collision. H. Cottam. 17272.
Rousing of Witness by. C. Lightoller. 13785­90.
Women passengers consulted by, as to attempting rescues. J. Johnson. 3526, 3564-82.
Referred to. R. Hichens. 932, 962. C. Lightoller. 13424.

BOYLE, ALEXANDER, Engineer Surveyor in Chief to the Board of Trade, 24516-32:

Service of Witness for the Board of Trade, period. 24518.
S.S. “Titanic,” tests by Witness of materials, machinery and mechanism. 24520.
Referred to. Sir W. Howell. 22117, 22120. Sir A. Chalmers. 22851, 22857.

Bradfield, Mr., manager of the Marconi International Marine Communication Company, referred to. G. Turnbull. 16024.

BRAES, ANDREW, retired master mariner, Allan Line. 25283-90.

Certificate held by, 25284.
Practice of, as to speed and course after ice reports received, 25287-90.

BRIDE, HAROLD, Marconi operator on the S.S. “Titanic.” 16285, 16323-801:

Collapsible boat, rescue of Witness by, 16606-26.

on Message from S.S. “Californian.” quoted, 16404.
Questions re, 16696-9.
Quotation as to rescue, 16624-6.

Lifebelt worn by Witness. 16608.


Delivery of messages, practice re, 16416­27.
Passengers' private messages, system and payment. 16642-8.
Service messages:

No charge made for, 16688, 16689.
Practice re, 16638-41.

Previous experience of Witness as an operator, 16323, 16324.
Reply of Witness to question as to who was on duty at 2 p.m. on April 14th, 16285.
Salary of. 16649-52.

Collapsible boat on officers' quarters (port side), attempt to lower, 16576-94.
Condition of vessel reported by Witness. 16533, 16548-52.
Conversation of Witness with Phillips after dinner, time of. 16450-6.
Dinner interval, on April 14th, 16440-55.
Events after collision. 16495-571.
Hours on duty of Witness. 16333-9.
List of, to port. 16551-3.
Marconi apparatus:

Gear, condition of. 16787-94.
Power failing. 16566-70.
Working order of. 16329-32.


Account book kept by Witness as to. 16325-7, 16390-4, 16667-84.
to Captain, method of delivery. 16626-37.
before Collision, nature of. 16692-705.
C. Q. D.:

Replies to. 16513-39, 16562, 16795-801.
Sending out of. 16503-10, 16540-7.
To Cape Race, communication first established with. 16457-91.

Ice reports:

Delivery to Captain. 16523-7.
First received and acknowledged. 16356-97.

to S.S. “Baltic.” 16540-6.
from S.S. “Californian”:

Delivery of. 16412-33.
Overheard by Witness. 16706-8.
Time received. 16663-87, 16711-59.

from S.S. “Carpathia,” in reply to C.Q.D. 16795-801.
from SS. “Frankfurt” 16513-23, 16535-9.
from S.S. “Olympic.” 16529-32.

Marconi rooms, situation of. 16340-55.
Phillips last seen at time of sinking. 16602.
Struggle with a man removing lifebelt from Phillips. 16774-86.
Witness ordered to quit duty. 16559-60.


on Collapsible boat. C. Joughin. 6123-5. C. Lightoller. 14132.
in Communication with Cape Race S. Adams. 22052-61.
Evidence of, as to delivery by, of S.S. “Californian” message. C. Lightoller. 16881-3.
Referred to. G. Turnbull. 16039.

British Law, requirements of, as to boat accommodation, see under Board of Trade.

British North Atlantic Company, control of. J. B. Ismay. 18249-51.

British Ship Masters' Association, Representative of, on the Merchant Shipping Advisory Committee. Sir N. Hill. 24575.

BROWN, EDWARD, First-class steward on the S.S. “Titanic.” 10498-672:

BOAT 14:

Rescue by, of persons on submerged collapsible. 10582-5.
Witness volunteering to row in. 10664-8.



Number of persons on. 10573-7.
Rescues effected by. 10566-72.

Witness's condition when picked up by. 10657-62.

Life of Witness saved by lifebelt. 10563-5.
Previous experience of Witness at sea. 10499­51, 10605-7.

Awakening of Witness by shock of collision. 10505.
Band, playing of, questions re. 10589-93.
Boats, Witness assisting at. 10509-14.
Boat station of Witness. 10502, 10608-10.
Bulkhead doors on E deck, questions re. 10611-6.
Collapsible boat (starboard):

Efforts to release from ship. 10526-33, 10540-7.
Filling of, with women and children. 10518-21.
Orders to cut loose. 10619-22.
People washed off at time of sinking. 10552-6.
Preparing of, questions re. 10631-51.

Danger not realised by Witness. 10506.
Sinking; observations re. 10551-9.
Watertight doors, order to close. 10669-72.


Evidence of, as to conduct of Witness at the boats. J. B. Ismay. 18855, 18930-4.
Picking up of, out of collapsible boat. F. Morris. 5488.

Brown and Company, Messrs. John, Shipbuilders, builders of the S.S. “Lusitania,” reference. L. Peskett. 21069.

BULEY, EDWARD JOHN. A.B. on the S.S. “Titanic.” 18093-111:

BOAT 10:

Crew of. 18096-18097, 18106.
Women and children in, estimated number. 18098-103.

Well deck, ice found on. 18109-11.

Burke, steward, referred to. C. Joughin. 5996, 5999, 6242.

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